Thursday, September 10, 2015

Do Not Discard Your Deen

The Sahabah رضي الله عنه went through so much torture and persecution after accepting Islam, yet they remained steadfast. They didn't falter, they didn't forsake their Deen.

Sumayya رضي الله عنه was the first martyr in Islam. She was tortured along with her family and was killed when Abu Jahal pushed his spear into the most private part of her body.

Bilal bin Rabaah رضي الله عنه was left on the hot Arabian sand, at the hottest time of the day, with boulders on his chest but he kept saying
"Ahad, Ahad" Allah is one. Allah is one..

Khabaab bin Arat رضي الله عنه was dragged across flaming pieces of wood, the only thing that put out the fire was the fat, blood and pus from his back. And he used to get beaten on his head with hot iron rods.

Yet none of them gave up their Deen.
They held on to it.
It was the most beloved thing to them.
People mocked them.
Insulted them.
Abused them.
They were opressed, and beaten.
Many lived in fear of there life.
They lived in poverty, many a time going days without any food.
Still they remained steadfast. They believed in Allah. Their faith was unwavering, they never questioned Allahs decree. They accepted every condition He sent upon them.
They persevered patiently.
And as a result their reward is Paradise. Guaranteed.
رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُُ
Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him.

They (The Sahabah) are real heroes.
They are real role models.
People we should aspire to be like.
We should name our children after them, and we should teach our children about the great personalities they are named after from a young age.

We're so busy "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" but we don't bother to learn about the Sahabah.
How far we have strayed from their example?
If you look at the Muslims today, we have become so weak.
We are willing to give our Deen away so quickly.

Someone just has to make a comment about our Hijab or Beard and its discarded.
We've reached such a time that Muslims are actually shy to practice Islam openly.
They are apologetic.
They give preference to the dress and ways of the kuffar over the ways taught by Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم and the Sahabah رضي الله عنه.

Then they say "Imaan is in the heart" or "Don't judge, you don't know what's in our hearts"

They don't seem to understand, if you had true Imaan in your heart you are supposed to HATE the ways of the kuffaar,!

You are supposed to embrace your Deen unapologetically.

You have to defend it unwaveringly.

If you really had Iman in your heart you WOULDN'T WANT to imitate sports stars and acters, actresses.
You would take the Sahabah as role models.

My heart is crying for the youth.
And for their parents for not correcting and guiding them!

Qiyaamah is so close.
The major signs can be seen everywhere.
But still we are blinded by our whims, fancies and desires.
People are dying everyday.
Still we think we'll live forever.

We are so easily swayed by Music, Movies, Sports etc.
When dajjal makes his appearance, will we be able to resist following him?

Wake up Oh Ummah.
Time is running out.

Sort out your priorities.
Put your Deen first.
Follow Sunnah.
Follow the footsteps of the Sahabah رضي الله عنه..

Take lessons from their lives and stories.

Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said something to the effect that "My Sahabah are like guiding stars, whichever of them you follow you will be guided".

If we don't use these shining stars as guides surely we will get lost..

The clock is ticking.
Change now...
Before its to late..


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